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        The New Testament of Our Lord and Savious Jesus Christ. With engravings on wood from designs of Fra Angelico, Pietro Perugino, Francesco Francia, Lorenzo di Credi, Fra Bartolommeo, Titian, Raphael, Gaudenzio Ferrari, Daniel di Volterra, and others.

      London:: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1865.. Small folio. xvi, 540 pp. Illustrated throughout. Original binding by Riviere dark green morocco, stamped in blind and gold over heavy boards, a.e.g.; corners worn, but otherwise very good. Bookplate and rubber stamp of Dr. Juan Weiss. With a large fore-edge painting of the body of Christ, mourned by the Virgin Mary, and an Angel, as depicted on page 257, after the painting of the “Pietà” by Francesco Francia (1450-1518). The fore-edge painting is unsigned and probably dates from pre 1980. The original painting is in the National Gallery, London. See: Charles Heaton, A Concise History of Painting, 1893, p. 81.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books]
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        Blankenfelde 01. 05. 1818 - 20. 04. 1900 Wartenberg). Ganzporträt stehend in Galauniform mit der Pickelhaube in der rechten Hand, "Hermann von Tresckow" (faksimilierte Unterschrift, od. ev. Or.- Signatur?),.

      - Fotografie (Silbergelatinabzug?) v. anonym, um 1865, 27 x 19,6 (H) Alt auf einen verso mit Chinapapier bezogenen Or.- Untersatzkarton mit aufgesetztem Rand und Goldfassung montiert. - Tadelloser Abzug ohne Oberflächenschäden. - Selten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Quedah; or, Stray Leaves frm a Journal in Malayan Waters / A Cruise in Japanese Waters / The Fight on the Peiho in 1859

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1865. New Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 535 pages (complete). Volume III of "Narratives of Voyage and Adventure" by Sherard Osborn. Includes his most well known titles. The brown boards are firm, healthy, sound. They have wear and some scuffing. The dedication page has previous owner inscriptions (one being, Edward Osborn - but there is no evidence that he was kin of Sherard). The contents are mildly aged with freckles of foxing and flushes of tanning here and there. However, the pages are by far clean, clear, comfortable, companionable, engaging, ready, welcoming, fit. fk

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        Reisen im Orient. Mit Titelbild und einer Karte entworfen von H. Kiepert. 2 Bände (komplett).

      Leipzig, Verlag von Veit & Comp. 1865. Groß-8°. 23 cm. XIV, 408 und 471 Seiten. Neuere Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Zweite Ausgabe. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 350. Mit einer Abbildung als Frontispiz und der kolorierten gefalteten Karte \"Übersichtskarte der Reisen im Oriente des Prof. H. Petermann in den Jahren 1852-55. Entworfen von H. Kiepert\". Durchgehend leicht stockfleckig, wenige Blätter stärker. Gute, komplette Exemplare. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Forschungsreisen / expedition; Reisebeschreibungen / travelogue

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        Album of Albumen Photographs

      Twelve albumen photographs, circa 1865-75, each mounted on card with letterpress titles, images 7 x 8 ½ inches (or the reverse), mounts 13 ½ x 12 inches. Contemporary Welsh green half morocco, pebbled cloth, gilt-ruled, gilt-lettered "VIEWS IN CALIFORNIA" on the front cover, smooth spine gilt ruled, binder's ticket of B. R. S. Frost of Aberdare, Wales. Light rubbing to joints. Provenance: inscription on front free endpaper: "Daniel Rees / from his brother William / November 14th 1876.". A suberb series of images from the early period of photography in the Yosemite Valley. The images bear striking resemblance to many taken by Eadweard Muybridge, but lack attribution. Muybridge, along with photographers Carleton Watkins and Charles Weed (who may also be responsible for these images), did much to expand the wider appreciation for the natural beauty of Yosemite and its spectacular geology. The subjects here are quintessential features of the Valley, and represent its grandeur from tree to rock, and from water to sky. This album clearly was prepared for special presentation given the nature of its binding and the hand letterpress captioning on the mounts. Its Welsh binding and presentation inscription may again point to the British-artist Muybridge, who visted Yosemite in 1867 and 1872. The subjects comprise: 1) Three Brothers (some spotting to mount) 2) Bridal Veil Fall 3) Nevada Fall 4) Grizzly Giant 5) Clouds' Rest 6) Yo-semite Falls 7) North and South Dome from Glacier Point (silvering to dark areas of image) 8) Mirror Lake 9) Yo-Semite Falls From Glacier Point 10) El Capitan 11) Vernal Fall 12) Yo-semite Valley from Inspiration Point.

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        Familienunterlagen der preußischen Offiziersfamilie von Ruits - 1783-1865].

      (um 1786-1865) - 68 Dokumente (etwa 150 Bll.) unterschiedlichster Art, unterschiedlichen Umfangs und unterschiedlichsten Formats; meist handgeschrieben. Das Konvolut enthält Unterlagen aus dem Leben des preußischen Oberstleutnants Friedrich Konrad Leopold von Ruits (1778-1861). Die Dokumente bestehen zum Teil aus einigen wenigen Zeilen auf kleinen Papierstücken, zum Teil aus längeren Aufzeichnungen. Die ältesten Papiere sind sechs Luxuspapiere mit gedruckten Gedichten aus der Zeit von 1783 bis 1788, teils mit Widmungen und kindlichen Unterschriften von v. Ruits (die Widmungen richten sich an seinen Vater Friedrich Leopold v. Ruits, 1736-1811). Die jüngsten Dokumente (einige wenige) stammen aus den Jahren unmittelbar nach dem Tod Friedrich Konrad Leopolds. - Enthalten sind u.a. Briefe, Briefabschriften, beglaubigte Abschriften von Verträgen, ein Mietvertrag, Quittungen, Einladungen, Notizen, drei gedruckte Speisekarten (Jahrhundertmitte), ein englisches Theaterplakat von 1814 (Paul et Virginie), der gezeichnete Grundriss eines Hauses, ein Inventar des Gutes Clemzow, ein handgeschriebenes Programm für einen Maskenball, ein Versicherungsschein für eine Frachtschiffreise von Colberg nach Greifswald (1827), ein gedrucktes Programm für das "Fest der Erinnerung der glücklichen Rückkehr Sr. Königl. Hoheit des Allerdurchlauchtigsten Grossherzogs nach Doberan" vom August 1828, ein Diensttagebuch "für den Militair-Anwärter Oberst Lieutenant v. Ruts zu Nordhausen" (Hauptzollamt zu Nordhausen, für den September 1832), ein französischer Assignatenschein zu fünf Pfund (Serie 17925), "Andeutungen für meine liebe Frau" (2 Bll., 1841), ein illustriertes Werbeblatt für das Mühlbad bei Boppard (Jahrhundertmitte), eine Handzeichnung von Emma von Ruits (gest. 1834), montierte Pflanzen, eine Rechnung des Berliner Kleidermachers G. Herbert von 1828 (mit 31 Einzelposten), ein Haushaltsbuch (10 Seiten), eine Locke (datiert 1810), ein Fleischbuch (1829, 11 Seiten), ein Wäscheverzeichnis (1834), etc. - Fast durchgehend deutlich angerändert, etwas fleckig und teils etwas wasserrandig; mit Knicken, Ausbrüchen oder anderen Beschädigungen, etc. Insgesamt jedoch von ordentlicher Erhaltung. 1402 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        Assemanov ili Vatikanski Evangelistar

      Antun Jakic, Zagreb 1865 - 8o (243 x 163 mm), CXIX, 216 pp, 1 lith. plate. Cont. calf backed marbled boards (binding rubbed, internally clean except few pencil marks). Rare first edition of the text of Codex Assemanius, Slavonic Gospels written in glagolic script in 11 century and preserved in Vatican library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leopolis]
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        Dell'origine della stampa e degli stampatori di Bergamo. Dissertazione...

      Cm. 17, pp. (4) 66 (3). Frontespizio inquadrato da cornice colorata. Legatura coeva in cartonato rigido. Qualche brunitura, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Si tratta di una copia manoscritta da Giuseppe Massobrio nell'agosto del 1865 (come da dichiarazione in fine) del testo impresso in originale a Bergamo dal Locatelli nel 1786.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        La Cuisine Francaise - Troisieme Edition

      Paris: Librairie L. Hachette, 1865. Third Edition, Revised. Full Morocco. Fine. 7 1/4" Tall. 45 Wood Engravings. Title, Advertissment, 3 Pp. Division De L'ouvrage, 536 Pp Including Indices At End. Newly Rebound To Style In Full Brown Morocco, Black Spine Label, Tooled And Gilt Spine And Covers, Marbled Endpapers. Pages Edges With Original Red Color And Still Showing Original Polished Sheen. Third Edition, Revised, And Quite Scarce [No Institutional Holding Located In Worldcat]. Short Table Of Equivalent Measures, French And English, In Ancient Ink On Page Opposite Title, And Similar Small Name "Sophie May" At Top Of Title Page, No Other Names Or Marks, Contents Clean, A Little Aging To Pages.

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        Der Gebirgsbau der Alpen. (Deutsch von G. Theobald). 4 Bl. + 151 S. (+1) mit 12 Holzschnittabb. + 1 farb. Faltkarte, zu Beginn und am Schluss vereinzelt leicht braun- bzw. stockfleckig. Wiesbaden, Kreidel, 1865. Zusammen gebunden mit: SIMLER, Theodor, R.: Der Tödi-Rusein und die Excursion nach Obersandalp. Beschreibung der am 30. Juli 1861 von Stachelberg aus unternommenen Ersteigung.

      Wiesbaden, Kreidel, 1865, - in-8vo, 2 Bl. + IV + 64 S. + 2 Ansichten-Tafeln in Farbdruck (Tödi von der Aeuliwiese aus / Piz Rusein vom Sandgrate aus) + 1 Tafel mit Croquis (Ansicht des Tödistockes von der Obersandalp) + 1 Tafel mit 2 Profilen + 1 gefalt. Karte der Tödiumgebung, (Wurster Winterthur), Stempel ?A. Baltzer? auf Titelblatt, Original-H.-Lederband. 1) Die aus einer 1862 franz. verfassten Schrift 'De l'orographie des Alpes dans ses rapports avec la géologie', erwachsene Arbeit. Die farbig gedruckte Karte datiert 1864: 'Geologische Karte der Alpenkette', fehlt häufig. (Karte mit Riss, Text stockfleckig, mehrere hs. Notizen und Anmerkungen in Bleistift. Nicht bei Perret;2) Erstausgabe. Rudolf Theodor Simler gab die unmittelbare Anregung zur Gründung eines Vereins von Bergfreunden 1862. Im April 1863 wurde der Schweizer Alpenclub u.a. von ihm gegründet. Nicht bei Perret.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. 1) Zentralbibl. des S.A.C., 52. / 2) Wäber BSL III/321. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Arbeit des Todes, ein Todtentanz.

      München, Braun & Schneider (1865) 4. 3 nn., 24 n., 1 nn. Bll. Mit Titel- und 25 Textholzschnitten, sowie 25 Holzschnitt-Initialen von Ferdinand Barth. Lose Blätter in Original-Umschlag. (Mappe tlw. angerändert, einige Tafeln lichtrandig).

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        Ganzporträt stehend in Galauniform mit der Pickelhaube in der linken Hand,.

      - Fotografie (Silbergelatinabzug?) v. anonym, um 1865, 26,8 x 20,7 (H) Alt auf einen verso mit Chinapapier bezogenen Or.- Untersatzkarton mit aufgesetztem Rand und Goldfassung montiert. - Guter Abzug mit abgerundeten Ecken. - Selten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        A Treatise on the Construction, Proper Use and Capabilities of Smith, Beck and Beck's Achromatic Microscopes. Signed copy

      London: John Van Voorst. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Browning to prelims and endpapers; scattered foxing. 1865. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. 270mm x 190mm (11" x 7"). v, 145pp + plates. 28 full page plates (some chromolithographs); additional illustrations within the text. Inscribed and dedicated on the fep ' R B Brady with Beck and Beck's comps June 1865'. .

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        Architectonisches Skizzenbuch. Konvolut !!!!!!!

      Ernst & Korn 1865-85., Berlin - Mehrere Tafeln vom Jagdschloss Klein Glieneke (ca. 4, darunter DIE Gesamtansicht) und der Villa Ravené in Grunewald. Die Tafeln sind eine Auswahl aus den Jahrgängen 1865, 1866, 1867, die 3 letzten von 1885. Die Tafeln sind vorne und hinten etwas stockfleckiger als in der Mitte, die meisten von Glieneke und Ravené aber weniger. Rückentitel: Skizzenbuch Architektur. Einband leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Siehe Photo. 48 farbige Tafeln (Lithographien). Schlichter Halbleinen der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Faerie Queene: Disposed into twelve books, fashioning XII. Morall Vertues. To which is added his Epithalamion. New edition with a glossary. Illustrated by Edward Corbould.

      London:: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1865.. Small 8vo. xii, 820 pp. Original deep maroon blind-and-gilt stamped, four raised bands, gilt compartments, all-edges-gilt. A SIGNED SPLIT-DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING. With a fore-edge painting (estimated painting date: 1987). Fanned to the left is a vertical portrait of the author, Spenser; fanned to the right is a picture of Spenser's “A Gentle Knight.” The full line references the author's poem, The Faerie Queene, 1590, “A gentle Knight was pricking on the plain…” The painting is signed by the artist “M” on the bottom right corner of the painting of the knight. The knight is walking with his white horse and wearing his armor. The bust of the author is also signed “M” (bottom margin) and is flanked by two satyrs and a sprawling green dragon. Spenser's The Faerie Queene also tells of the Redcrosse knight who slays the dragon. (Book 1, cantos 11-12).

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        A Treatise on the Construction, Proper Use and Capabilities of Smith, Beck and Beck's Achromatic Microscopes. Signed copy

      London: John Van Voorst. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Browning to prelims and endpapers; scattered foxing. 1865. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. 270mm x 190mm (11" x 7"). v, 145pp + plates. 28 full page plates (some chromolithographs); additional illustrations within the text. Inscribed and dedicated on the fep ' R B Brady with Beck and Beck's comps June 1865'. .

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America,

      Philadelphia: Rice, Rutter & Co.,, 1865. with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs. Embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits from the Indian Gallery in the War Department at Washington. 3 volumes, large octavo (262 x 163 mm). Publisher's deluxe binding of brown morocco over bevelled boards, spines gilt lettered, blind ruled and with a blind "Aldine leaf" motif in compartments, sides blind stamped with a large ornamental panel, all edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers. 120 hand-coloured lithograph plates by J. T. Bowen, mostly after Charles Bird King. Neat contemporary ownership inscription of ?"Langerfeld" on front free endpapers. A few minor abrasions to bindings, a touch of foxing in places. An excellent set. Fifth octavo edition, published in the year of the disastrous Smithsonian fire which destroyed the original oils paintings from which the plates were copied, so their appearance in this work preserves the only known likeness of many of the most prominent Native American leaders of the early 19th century; editions in octavo were first published 1848–50, following the folio edition of 1836-44. A magnificent record of Native American dignitaries - "the most colourful portraits of Indians ever executed" (Howes). McKenney, who was Superintendent of Indian trade from 1816-1822 and headed the US Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1824-1830, collaborated with James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer and from 1833 Cincinnati banker, to produce this famous work. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the Native Americans. The work is now famous for its colour plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors and women of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates) or worked up by King from the water-colours of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. The lithography and hand-colouring were entrusted to the distinguished lithographer J. T. Bowen, best known for his hand-coloured octavo edition of another landmark American publication, Audubon's Birds of America (1839-44).

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs. Embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits from the Indian Gallery in the War Department at Washington.

      Philadelphia: Rice, Rutter & Co., 1865 - 3 volumes, large octavo (262 x 163 mm). Publisher's deluxe binding of brown morocco over bevelled boards, spines gilt lettered, blind ruled and with a blind "Aldine leaf" motif in compartments, sides blind stamped with a large ornamental panel, all edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers. Neat contemporary ownership inscription of ?"Langerfeld" on front free endpapers. A few minor abrasions to bindings, a touch of foxing in places. An excellent set. 120 hand-coloured lithograph plates by J. T. Bowen, mostly after Charles Bird King. Fifth octavo edition, published in the year of the disastrous Smithsonian fire which destroyed the original oils paintings from which the plates were copied, so their appearance in this work preserves the only known likeness of many of the most prominent Native American leaders of the early 19th century; editions in octavo were first published 1848–50, following the folio edition of 1836-44. A magnificent record of Native American dignitaries - "the most colourful portraits of Indians ever executed" (Howes). McKenney, who was Superintendent of Indian trade from 1816-1822 and headed the US Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1824-1830, collaborated with James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer and from 1833 Cincinnati banker, to produce this famous work. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the Native Americans. The work is now famous for its colour plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors and women of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates) or worked up by King from the water-colours of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. The lithography and hand-colouring were entrusted to the distinguished lithographer J. T. Bowen, best known for his hand-coloured octavo edition of another landmark American publication, Audubon's Birds of America (1839-44). Howes M129; Sabin 43411.

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        The Scottish Freemasons magazine, for the year 1863 (bis 1865)

      Jgg. 1 - 3 in 1 Band. 2 Bll., 214 S. IV, 220 S. 2 Bll., 216 S. Grüner HLdr. d. Zt. 28 x 22 cm. Watkins/Mórris, International Masonic periodicals 291. - Gelenke tls. etwas angerissen, insgesamt aber sehr gutes Exemplar! - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        The Scottish Freemasons` magazine, for the year 1863 (bis 1865)

      Edinburgh, Finlay 1863 - 1865. - Jgg. 1 - 3 in 1 Band. 2 Bll., 214 S.; IV, 220 S.; 2 Bll., 216 S. Grüner HLdr. d. Zt. 28 x 22 cm. Watkins/Mórris, International Masonic periodicals 291. - Gelenke tls. etwas angerissen, insgesamt aber sehr gutes Exemplar! - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Social Contrasts Portrayed in a Series of Twenty Two Coloured Lithographic Plates from Pen and Ink Sketches

      William Oliver, London 1865 - Oblong 4to, elaborately gilt-stamped and lettered plum cloth. Come wrinkling and wear to corners; new endpapers. Very good. Color pictorial title page with composite scenes and 22 hand-colored chromolithograph plates heightened with gum arabic on 12 plates. Original plain paper guards. A fascinating women's studies piece, the plates show the perils facing women in Victorian society in various London settings, contrasting rich and poor women. Many are based on life in the music hall and ballet. Most pages feature side by side lithographs with the wealthy and down-trodden women on opposite sides, such as "In Luck", "Out of Luck"," Going to the Well"," Going to the Bad" Size: Oblong 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description of a mystic play as performed in Ladak, Zaskar, etc. With 10 Original Photographs

      Calcutta: Baptist Mission Press,, 1865. 8vo, 10 pages contained in "Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal", Part I, No. II. illustrated with 10 original photographs mounted 2 to the page. The complete issue with the pink front wrapper bound in, bound in recent half calf leather, gilt spine. First publication of this fascinating paper. Very early, possibly the first, photographs to be taken in this region forming an exceptionally early photographic record of a remarkable culture. An important record of a play performed on feast days in the principal Buddhist monasteries of the region. The photographs were taken by Captain Melville. Godwin-Austin, explorer and geologist, was the greatest authority of his day on the Karakoram mountains and published many scientific monographs. He joined the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India in 1856 and travelled extensively in the Himalayan Regions, making several ascents above 20,000 feet.. First Edition. Photo.

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        Berlin 17. 09. 1790 - 10. 01. 1861 Berlin). Politiker. Brustbild im Oval in Uniform mit Orden, "Leopold von Gerlach" (faksimilierte Unterschrift, od. ev. Or.- Signatur?),.

      - Fotografie (Silbergelatinabzug?) v. anonym, um 1865, 22 x 18 (H) Alt auf einen verso mit Chinapapier bezogenen Or.- Untersatzkarton mit aufgesetztem Rand und Goldfassung montiert. - Karton minimal fleckig, sehr guter Abzug ohne Schäden. - Selten [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Drop-title:] Cahier des conditions particulières relatives à l'adjudication sur soumissions cachetées du transport régulier de passagers, de vivres et de matériel à effectuer pendant trois ans entre la métropole et les colonies de Taïti et de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.(Colophon: Paris, Paul Dupont), [1865]. Folio. With a letterpress table. Modern boards.

      Cf. O'Reilly, Calédoniens, p. 11; not in WorldCat; Kroepelien; O'Reilly & Reitman. Extremely rare first edition of a regulation concerning the import of food, materials and passengers from the French city Bordeaux to the French colonies Tahiti and New Caledonia. It consists of 29 articles, followed by a table showing the possible routes from Bordeaux to one of the colonies, along with export products and their units. Spaces are left blank in both the text and the table for shipping information, which the shippers apparently sent to the ministry at the last minute, so that it had to be filled in as the books were distributed. The treaty was valid for three years, starting on 1 November 1865 and ending on the same date in 1868. O'Reilly note what seems to be this regulation, stating that Armand-Louis Ballande (1817-1882) ordered Bordeaux to serve as starting point for all transport from France to the colonies Tahiti and Caledonia, for a period of three years. His account disagrees with the present book only in stating that the period began in October 1866, rather than November 1865. Ballande was a French maritime merchant and ship owner, who, seeing the potential of the islands, was requested by the French government to organize the transport and trade routes. We could locate only one other copy, in the library of the "Centre culturel Tjibaou". In very good condition, with only a few small spots. Title-label on spine slightly damaged.

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        Drop-title:] Cahier des conditions particulières relatives à l'adjudication sur soumissions cachetées du transport régulier de passagers, de vivres et de matériel à effectuer pendant trois ans entre la métropole et les colonies de Taïti et de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.(Colophon: Paris, Paul Dupont), [1865]. Folio. With a letterpress table. Modern boards.

      - Cf. O'Reilly, Calédoniens, p. 11; not in WorldCat; Kroepelien; O'Reilly & Reitman. Extremely rare first edition of a regulation concerning the import of food, materials and passengers from the French city Bordeaux to the French colonies Tahiti and New Caledonia. It consists of 29 articles, followed by a table showing the possible routes from Bordeaux to one of the colonies, along with export products and their units. Spaces are left blank in both the text and the table for shipping information, which the shippers apparently sent to the ministry at the last minute, so that it had to be filled in as the books were distributed. The treaty was valid for three years, starting on 1 November 1865 and ending on the same date in 1868. O'Reilly note what seems to be this regulation, stating that Armand-Louis Ballande (1817-1882) ordered Bordeaux to serve as starting point for all transport from France to the colonies Tahiti and Caledonia, for a period of three years. His account disagrees with the present book only in stating that the period began in October 1866, rather than November 1865. Ballande was a French maritime merchant and ship owner, who, seeing the potential of the islands, was requested by the French government to organize the transport and trade routes. We could locate only one other copy, in the library of the "Centre culturel Tjibaou". In very good condition, with only a few small spots. Title-label on spine slightly damaged. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        William T. Sherman’s Special Field Orders No. 15 – 40 Acres to Newly Freed Families

      1865 - Printed Document, Unsigned. Special Field Orders, No. 15. January 16, 1865. Headquarters, Military Division of the Mississippi: Savannah. 2 pp. 5 x 8 in. With a closely related document: JOHN G. FOSTER. Printed Document, Signed by William L.M. Burger as Assistant Adjutant General to Major General Foster. General Order No. 8, Affirming and Implementing Sherman's Special Order No. 15. January 25, 1865. Hilton Head, S.C. 1 p. 5 x 8 in. With General John Foster's Implementation Order, Signed by AAG of First Regiment, New York Engineers, Who Saw Extensive Action during the War. Although the order does not actually mention mules, Sherman later ordered that the army could lend mules to the new settlers, providing the origin of the common phrase, "40 acres and a mule." In one development arranged by General Foster, the Freedmen's Colony of Roanoke Island, 2200 freedmen had settled on household plots. The families who settled these lands were devastated when, soon after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson revoked Sherman's orders, stripping the emancipated slaves of their homes and in many cases their only source of income. When the Army abandoned the colony under Johnson's presidency, most of the freedmen had to return to the mainland in search of work. Historical BackgroundSherman's landmark military order, issued following his 1864 "March to the Sea," was aimed at providing stability for the millions of formerly enslaved Americans who had been formally emancipated in 1863. The Special Orders set aside 400,000 acres of land confiscated from slave holders in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida for distribution to those, "now made free by the acts of war and the Proclamation of the President of the United States." The orders outlined the method by which these lands would be distributed: "Whenever three respectable negroes, heads of families, shall desire to settle on land, and shall have selected for that purpose and island or locality clearly defined, within the limits above designated, the Inspector of Settlements and Plantations will himself, or by such subordinate officer as he may appoint, give them a license to settle such lands. The three parties named will subdivide the land, under the supervision of the Inspector. so that each family shall have a plot of not more than (40) forty acres of tillable ground."Major General John G. Foster affirmed Sherman's orders on January 25, 1865, in his own "General Orders No. 8," and went even further, outlining the specific protections to be offered to the "negro Settlers" and the geographical boundaries covered by Sherman's orders.ConditionBoth neatly cut at left margin, previously bound, slight toning. Orders No. 15 has soiling along the very edge on right. Orders No. 8 has a single vertical crease.John Gray Foster (1823-1874) served with distinction during the Civil War. In 1862 -1863 he commanded the Department of North Carolina. After President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, he appointed a Congregational minister, Horace James, to help freedmen prepare for independent life, and developed the Freedmen's Colony of Roanoke Island. After the war, in 1869, he wrote the definitive treatise on underwater demolition.William L. M. Burger, the A.A.G. who signed General Orders No 8, served in the 1st Regiment, New York Engineers. His unit saw extensive action in Sherman's Expedition to Port Royal, S. C., the capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, and Hilton Head, S. C., the capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg, the bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston, at Hilton Head, S. C., until April 1864, assaults and siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, the mine Explosion at Petersburg, Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, Fair Oaks, and the fall of Petersburg and Richmond on April 2-3, 1865.Full TranscriptOrder by the Commander of the Military Division of the Mississippi IN THE FIELD, SAVANNAH, GA., Jan. (See website for full description)

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        Nautischer Atlas fur den Gebrauch der Bremer Steuermannsschule. German nautical atlas for the use of Bremen "helmsman's" school with Stieler Hand Atlas maps

      Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1865. Hardcover. Very good overall. Early nautical school atlas for use in the Bremen, Germany maritime school, for sale at J. G. Heyse's Buchhandlung (Bookstore) in Bremen. A commentary inside the front panel, titled "Bemerkungen zu der allgemeinen weltkarte in mercator's projection", which concludes with the date "Gotha, 26. Nov. 1859". Publisher advertisement below, "Verlag von Justus Perthes in Gotha. This is a compilation of maps by Adolf Stieler and Hermann Berghaus, which includes: north and southern hemisphere star maps: Der Sudliche Gestirnte Himmel (Bar) & Der Nordliche Gestirnte Himmel (Stieler). Also, 4 Welt-Karte by Berghaus. The Stieler maps include the East Indies "Die Ostindischen Inseln (1865); Australien und Polynesien (1863); Australien (1865); West-Indien und Central-Amerika (1868); Europa (1868); West-Australien and Neu Seeland (1864); and Die Meerenge von Gibraltar (1868). The Atlas contains 20 maps in all, including a Pre-Federation map of Australia, with inset 'Sydney und Port Jackson', showing the upper part of South Australia marked "provisorisch unter verwaltung von sud australien" (provisionally managed by South Australia). This map of Australia with Gotha, Justus Perthes, 1865 printed in bottom margin. A second map of Australia includes Western Australia, an inset of Tasmania, New Zealand, and an inset "Der Isthmus von Auckland"; in the bottom margin, "Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1864". Maps from Stieler's Hand Atlas, edited by Hermann Berghaus. . Someone has used the Welt-Kartes to track 3 voyages from Europe to the east coast of America and down the coast to South America (Berghaus Welt-Karte No. 1, in which 8 routes are neatly marked in different colors crossing the Atlantic between western Europe and North and Central America; with pencil notations below, and the date Febry 16th '76). Folio, not paginated. Quarter black cloth with green marbled boards, title on paper label at front board, no title at spine. This book has been to sea; the spine is quite rubbed with loss. Boards and spine quite rubbed, the title label worn and marked. Internally, inner hinge starting, but holding. An occasional faint watermark in margins.

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        La Divina Commedia

      Milano: Francesco Pagnoni, Tipografo Editore, , 1865. Rilegato mezza pelle (half-leather binding). Molto Buono (Very Good). Con ragionamenti e note di Niccolò Tommaseo. Ristampa dell'edizione milanese del 1854. Con 55 tavole incise in rame da Giuseppe Gandini su disegni di Federigo Faruffini e Carlo Barbieri. 3 volumi. 4to. pp. 622 + 736 + 732. Molto Buono (Very Good). .

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        To The Electors of the Town of Woodstock

      Woodstock, Canada 1865 - Grey, William (1812-?). To the Electors of the Town of Woodstock. Broadside. 36 x 17 cm. Signed and dated at end: William Grey, Woodstock, Dec. 30, 1865. William Grey responds to the accusations of John McWhinnie in the Woodstock Sentinel "in reference to his conduct on the Market question" and other matters of a municipal nature. Only 1 or 2 copies are known to be extant: Library and Archives Canada and the Metropolitan Toronto Library. Born on 18 October 1812 in West Pennard, Somersetshire, England, William Grey settled in Oxford County in 1825. He was a gentleman farmer and owned considerable town property in the environs of Woodstock, Ontario, including the Royal Hotel (erected, in 1843). He was in the Town or County Council much of the time. He was the second Mayor of Woodstock and held the same office several terms for at least 25 years. He was also one of the oldest magistrates in the county. In addition, he was an insurance agent for several of the best American Companies, the first President of the Port Dover and Lake Huron Railway Company, President of the Oxford Loan and Savings Society, the Woodstock and Norwich Plank and Gravel Road Company, and the Woodstock Board of Trade. He married Susan Westbrook of Oakland in October 1832. They had two children, one dying in infancy, and the other, John George. Born in Scotland, John McWhinnie edited the British American from 1849 to 1853. He started the weekly Woodstock Sentinel with his son-in-law, Alexander Hay, on 1 January 1854. It ran until 1870.

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        Le dialogue de la vie et de la mort ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      S.n., 1865. Fine. 1865, 90pp., relié. - Original manuscript of this translation of the work of Ringhieri (Tuscan) by Jean Louveau, published in Lyon in 1562 at Antoine Vollant. Transcription by Father Delaporte. Elegant script on blue laid paper, with black pen. The epistle to the pastor of Vaugirard in Nantes, is dated 1865. Fine writing very readable. Half red morocco time. Back tooled raised florets 5. Gilt. Light rubbing. Good copy. Transcriber had a copy of the edition of 1562, first appeared in 1557. September dialogues put face to face life and death in an exchange that owes more to the Christian stoicism, a rather philosophical and humanistic meditation that theology rather absent from these dialogues. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit original de cette traduction de l'oeuvre de Ringhieri (en toscan) par Jean Louveau, parue à Lyon, chez Antoine Vollant en 1562. Transcription par l'abbé Delaporte. Elégant manuscrit sur papier vergé bleu, à la plume noire. L'epitre au pasteur de Vaugirard à Nantes, est datée 1865. Fine écriture très lisible. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de 5 fleurons. Titre doré. Légers frottements. Bon exemplaire. Le transcripteur possédait un exemplaire de l'édition de 1562, la première avait paru en 1557. Sept dialogues mettent face à face La vie et La mort dans un échange qui doit davantage au stoïcisme chrétien, à une méditation plutôt philosophique et humaniste, qu'à la théologie, plutôt absente de ces dialogues.

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        [VAST CIVIL WAR LETTER ARCHIVE FROM UNION BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES SANKS BRISBIN TO HIS WIFE, INCLUDING GOOD TRANS-MISSISSIPPI CONTENT, AND WITH TWO MANUSCRIPT BATTLEFIELD PLANS - ONE FOR BULL RUN AND ONE FOR OPERATIONS ON THE NORTH ANNA RIVER]

      [Various locations.], 1865. Ninety-three letters, two manuscript battlefield plans, one presidential appointment as major with stamped signatures of President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, dated August 20, 1866, one manuscript copy of Order No. 50 advising on procedure for visitation and inspection by President Lincoln, and supplementary research documents including copies of other correspondence from Brisbin. Typical folds and minor toning, some fragile examples with tears and small missing portions, tape repairs to the Bull Run map, but mostly very good. A vast and important Civil War letter archive from anti- slavery orator James Sanks Brisbin, originally of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. At the onset of the Civil War, Brisbin enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant on March 26, 1861 and was commissioned into the 1st Cavalry, U.S. Army. He literally bled for the cause when the enemy shot him in his side and arm at the First Battle of Bull Run. It was the first of many wounds he would earn in combat. Brisbin's superiors praised him for his valor on the battlefield and quickly promoted him to captain of the 6th U.S. Cavalry in August 1861. Weary from battle, he wrote to his wife from camp near Richmond, Va. on Aug. 12, 1862, "I think I dated my letter yesterday evening I made it the 13th when it is only the 12th for the soul of me I cant tell what day of the week - We do not keep count of the days - We rarely know when Sunday comes - all days are alike to me and everybody else here." For Brisbin, and most like him, being a soldier was not glamorous. Sometimes, it was a very dirty job. Brisbin writes, again in August 1862: "I do not look just now like anything you ever saw except a very filthy hog. I don't think any one would fall in love with me in my present condition. I think if we were to meet you would hesitate putting your arms around me if you did they would be apt to stick fast." However, sometimes being a soldier could be quite a romantic undertaking. In an amazing occurrence, a woman in the 1st Cavalry, Co. B managed to disguise herself as a soldier for six months. Brisbin reports to his wife about the incident: "She is the wife of a private soldier in that Co...and no one but her husband knew who she was. She has been a good soldier and been in two battles. She did her duty faithfully and no one or a moment supposed her to be a woman. She looks like a boy of sixteen has black hair and eyes and is quiet and modest and [we] wonder why she was not discovered sooner but officers do not suspect such things and in the regular service we have so little to say to our men a woman might be in a Co. a year and the officers not know it. She enlisted to be with her husband and escaped the examining surgeon - She will be sent off immediately as it is against Army regulations for a woman to be a soldier." The spring of 1862 resulted in several demoralizing Union losses for Brisbin and his company. They blamed Washington for their recent failures rather than their leader, General George McClellan, whose men loved him more than Lincoln did. McClellan frequently delayed his attacks, which allowed the Confederate Army to rebuild, a sluggish strategy that led to a series of embarrassing defeats, which forced Lincoln to remove McClellan as General-in-Chief and replaced him with Henry Halleck. Disgruntled about the treatment of his beloved general, Brisbin wrote an impassioned account to his wife from Bull Plain, Va. on Dec. 1, 1862: "When McDowell got thrashed at Bull Run they sent for Mac to come and save Washington he came and fixed up their army for them and then they threatened him like a dog and got Pope well Pope got hell and sent for Washington and his army at his heels the Govt. got scared and telegraphed to McClellan to come quick and save Washington he came drove back the rebels followed them back to Antietam and with the very men that they had licked under Pope McClellan licked them and was driving them back to Richmond but as soon as the Govt. and Washington felt it was safe it began on 'Little Mac' again and finally turned him off again don't be surprised when if it should happen the Govt. will begin to shake and call on Little Mac to come and save them and Little Mack will come for he is a good man and loves his country dearly." As McClellan's career declined, Brisbin's steadily rose. On June 9, 1863 he was brevetted a major for his conduct at Beverly Ford. Rising through the ranks allowed him to keep impressive company, but did not keep him from risking his life on the field. From Rappahannock Station on Nov. 28, 1863, he wrote: "I brought General Meade dispatch of the operations of the army yesterday. At dawn of day we marched and soon the whole line began skirmishing, the Rebels are in force. The fight yesterday afternoon was quite heavy...I saw a good many wounded come to the rear...The guns opened up this morning and as I came back here there was heavy firing...I hope the victory will be ours. The fighting will last 4 or 5 days. The Rebels are strong but we are stronger...I hope I will be spared." He was indeed spared, but many officers and soldiers did not share the same fortune. Two of Brisbin's friends, Lieutenant Boaz and Captain Cram, were briefly captured by the enemy during the Battle of Fairfield which was part of the Gettysburg Campaign. When they returned to camp in Frederick, Md. on July 12, 1863, Brisbin wrote his wife about their experience: "[Lt. Boaz] got off one night and ran into the mountains and a union woman hid him in her garret and help him until the Rebel Army had all passed by. The rebels were in the home three times hunting for him but did not find him. He was laying under a pile of rags and old clothes. He has been in the mountain four days and is nearly dead. Cram they made him walk until he fell down from fatigue and then they took his boots and hat and paroled him poor Cram looks bad as he has an old straw hat with the crown half out and a big pair of nigger shoes he gave an old nigger ten dollars for his shoes they are a mile too big for him and all patched over. Many men and officers also died. There are now only eight men and two officers in the whole Regt - is not that truly awful. Only three are left in my company...so I have no Regt to command...The regiment has covered itself with glory but few are left to tell of its great deeds. Oh it makes me sick to think of the slaughter of the old sixth - how I love it - may God save the few that are left." A few months later, while still with the 6th, Brisbin wrote from Brandy Station on Nov. 20, 1863: "We are all very sad, we have had bad news from the West - Burnside is defeated but what effects us most is that among those who fell in the conflict is General Sanders or 'old Doc' as we use to call him...This army is preparing for battle - it is a solemn sight to see a great Army making ready for the deadly conflict. Sabres are being sharpened, ammunitions distributed, shells and cannon balls by thousands hauled to the front. The Infantry all have their knap sacks packed - eight days rations has been given to each soldier and all is in readiness...Tomorrow many will die, it is a solemn thought - who no one can tell but many we know must fall." With no men left to command, Brisbin planned to speak with Meade and request to be sent with Hooker. The army thought otherwise. He remained with the 6th until he accepted a commission as a colonel of the 5th US Colored Cavalry on March 1, 1864. Here, Brisbin participated with the Department of the Gulf in the Red River Campaign in Louisiana under the direction of General Alberts and received two promotions in the month of December; brigadier general by brevet and lieutenant colonel by brevet. Throughout 1865, he received a series of promotions, reaching the rank of brigadier general on May 1, 1865. The present archive contains a good measure of correspondence from Brisbin's time west of the Mississippi River or in western Kentucky or Tennessee. From February 1864 to January 1866 there are seven letters from Louisiana (five of which are written from New Orleans), four from Arkansas, three from Kentucky, and two from Tennessee, written by Brisbin as part of the Red River Expedition or briefly as part of the Army of Kentucky. Initially, Brisbin did not seem to like it much out west, writing to his wife on Feb. 28, 1864 from New Orleans, "I would be glad to get back again to the old Army of the Potomac. I do not like it here - Small Pox and yellow fever are coming on - It is quite hot here...Many officers are sending their families away - they are afraid of losing their wives and children by yellow fever. I have asked to go to Texas - it is healthier down there and if Gen. Banks will send me there then I can have you with me." Brisbin did not proceed to Texas, but rather spent the next couple of years around the South. By April 1864 he was colonel and in charge of an all black regiment, which he mentions in a letter on board a steamship up the Red River: "It is very hot on board the boat and we have a lot of negro soldiers with us which does not make it smell particularly sweet - it is a fine vessel, however and I have good rooms." Brisbin served the remainder of the war in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky before being assigned out west. In the last war-related letter in the present collection, Brisbin expresses an affinity for Arkansas, where he says he might settle if not given the proper promotions from the army. Obviously, Brisbin's military career was far from over, as he headed west shortly thereafter. Brisbin remained in the regular army after the war, aiding in the establishment of the Freedman's Bureau and in organizing the colored regiments. In 1868 he was stationed in the west. In an Aug. 12, 1862 letter offered here, Brisbin encouraged his wife to practice her riding every day so she could go along with him on Indian chases. She joined Brisbin in some part of their journey west, as it is known that she died at Fort McKinney in 1887. While out west, Brisbin offered his services to General Custer before his defeat at Little Big Horn. Custer refused, and declining Brisbin's offer most likely saved Brisbin's life or career. From 1868 until the time of his death in 1892, he served in the northwestern United States as an officer in several cavalry regiments, including the 2nd, 9th, 1st, and 8th regiments. During his western career, he was a staff officer, battalion or squadron commander, post commander, and regimental commander. He served at Fort D.A. Russell, Fort Pease on the Yellowstone River, Boise Barracks, Omaha Barracks, Camp Stambaugh, Fort Ellis, Fort Assiniboine, Fort Keogh, Fort Custer, Fort Niobrara, Fort Robinson, Fort McKinney, and finally at Fort Meade in South Dakota. Also, while out west, Brisbin would author one of the most notable books on the cattle industry, THE BEEF BONANZA, a scarce early promotional work published in 1881 that helped fuel the cattle boom. In addition to the letters, the present archive includes Brisbin's copy of Order No. 50, April 6, 1863, in manuscript, arranging the Batteries of the Artillery Reserve for review the following morning by President Lincoln, and pen-and-ink maps of the "Operations on the North Anna River, May 22 to 27 1864" and a "diagram of the positions of the forces [at Bull Run] with explanatory notes." A massive and important archive of Brisbin's time in the Union army during the Civil War.

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        The Holy Bible, Containing The Old And The New Testaments. Translated Out Of The Original Tongues; And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared And Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed To Be Read In Churches.

      Oxford University Press, 1865. Hardcover. Very good. VGC.Oxford University Press,1865(MDCCCLXV).Full leather.Large format hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,some nicks,dents and scratches on the cover and spine) in VGC.Nice and clean pages with some scratches on the outer edges,gilt edges on the outer edges of the pages,some ink marks and small foxing marks inside the front and back cover,small foxing/ink marks and creases on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.The book is divided in two sections: The books of the Old Testament and The books of the New Testament.Also contains two pages with George Mitchell and Rebecca Browne Stokes wedding registration(1868) plus their six kids birth registration dates from 1870 to 1887.Please note: This is oversized and very heavy book(approx 6 Kg plus).

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        The Australian Sketchbook by S.T.G.

      Melbourne: Printed in Colours and Published by Hamel & Ferguson, 1865. Light marginal spotting to a few plates but generally in excellent condition.. Oblong folio, with 25 fine chromolithograph plates including the title; a large copy with generous margins in old half red morocco. A very good copy of this famous book, from the library of the celebrated collector of books and ethnographica, James Edge-Partington. Gill's most famous volume and his last, this is his wonderful series of images of rural scenes -- bushranging, kangaroo stalking, the bush mailman, cattle droving etc. - with a poignant comparison throughout between the life of the Aborigines and that of the settlers. 'Bush Funeral' for example shows a weeping funeral procession behind a coffin pulled by two bullocks, and is followed by 'Native Sepulchre', an Aboriginal corpse on a platform with howling dingoes below.The colour printing of the lithographs is of notably high quality for this date. The album was printed in 1865, later in the same year that chromolithography was first put to serious use in Chevalier's 'Album'. The colouring here (occasionally highlighted with a little hand-applied colour) is a delicate and successful use of the medium. "The title-page shows a likeness of the artist carrying his boots and equipment and crossing a shallow stream barefoot. His head is turned suspiciously towards two Aborigines shown half concealed by rocks, while unseen by him a snake menaces an unprotected foot. The sketch indicates something of Gill's attitude towards himself at this time. He evidently viewed his own situation with wry humour, adopted a generally fatalistic attitude, and held his own achievements and future in scant regard" (McCulloch).As Sasha Grishin has pointed out in the recent superb exhibition of Gill's work at the State Library of Victoria, and in the accompanying book, Gill was Australia's first painter of modern life. Provenance: James Edge-Partington, with his bookplate.

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        Portraits of British Americans

      Montreal: William Notman, 1865. First edition. Leather_bound. Good +. 425; 350; 280 p. An extra few duplicate signatures from volume 3 (p. 1-64) bound in at back of volume 2 with corresponding photographs included. 8vo. 84 mounted albumen photographs. Professionally rebound in lovely crimson quarter leather with red and blue marbled paper over boards. Some mild and medium foxing and dampstains to photograph margins in volume 3. Images not affected. Small chip out of back endpaper volume 3 as well. Owner's signature. Issued originally in 18 parts. Published around the same time as Beers' Canadian sporting books as well as the 'The Canadian Handbook and Tourist's Guide' by H. B. Small, both titles featuring Notman photographs. This book is an excellent example of Notman's forays into photographic book illustration and is an excellent social record as well. TPL 4452. Sabin 56025.

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        Livingstone - Stanley - Baker - Speke - Gordon Charles Dickens - Lord Byron - Thomas Huxley - John Tyndall

      United Kingdom, circa 1865-1890. Noteworthy collection of 214 nineteenth century albumen print portrait photographs of notable and accomplished individuals, including pioneers in science and exploration, politicians and diplomats, writers and artists, a few of which are accompanied by original clipped signatures of the sitter. Qto. scrap book volume measuring approximately 22 x 28 cm, blue cloth boards, photographs mounted onto paper leaves and ruled in manuscript. Photographs vary in size, the majority being carte-de-visite format measuring approximately 5,5 x 9,5 cm, and the largest measuring 10 x 15 cm. A most uncommon and generous photographic assemblage of Victorian era notables, including explorers, scientists, philosophers, writers, painters, dignitaries, a scant few foreign politicians and royals, in the form of early and sought-after carte de visite type photographs mounted in a volume by a nineteenth century collector. Some of these are accompanied by the sitter's original signature. Following are some examples from the collection: Famous Explorers •David Livingstone •Henry Morton Stanley •Captain John Hanning Speke •Sir Samuel White Baker •Verney Lovett Cameron Colonial Administrators, Military Leaders •Sir Bartle Frere, British Colonial Administrator •General Gordon of Khartoum, British Army officer and Administrator •Field Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley, influential British Army General •James Harrison Wilson, US Army topographic engineer, Union Army Major General Painters, writers, musicians, and other artists •Charles Dickens •Alfred Tennyson •Henry Wadsworth Longfellow •Sir John Everett Millais ** With signature •John Ruskin, the leading English art critic of the Victorian era •Gustave Doré •Sir Daniel Macnee •Sir Herbert Stanley Oakeley, English composer, Professor of music in Edinburgh •Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan •Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron) •Alexander William Kinglake •Very rare - James Cassie, Scottish painter ** With signature •Robert Michael Ballantyne, Scottish author, watercolour artist ** With signature Photographs of early portrait paintings •Abraham Lincoln •Sir Walter Scott •Robert Burns •Sir Anthony van Dyck •Mozart •Leonardo de Vinci Pioneers in Science, Medicine, and Philosophy •Biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, "Darwin's bulldog" of evolution •John Tyndall, prominent 19th-century physicist and discoverer •Sir David Brewster, Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor •Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Baronet, Physician-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria •Adam Sedgwick, one of the founders of modern geology •John Stuart Mill, English philosopher, political economist ** With signature •Sir Charles Wheatstone, English scientist, inventor of the stereoscope •Sir David Brewster, Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, writer Monarchs, Politicians •British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone •Lord Frederick Charles Cavendish, Liberal politician and protégé of Gladstone •Sir Charles W. Dilke, 2nd Baronet PC, English Liberal and Radical politician •Lord Salisbury, Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil •Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of Germany •Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, chief of the Prussian and German General Staff •Alexander II of Russia •Prince Alexander Mikhailovich Gorchakov, Russian diplomat and statesman (seen in English publications of the period as Gostschakoff) •Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia and of Italy Educators and enlighteners •Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), priest, social reformer, historian ** With signature •Charles Haddon Spurgeon, "Prince of Preachers" ** With signature •Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop, son of anti-slavery activist William Wilberforce •James Oswald Dykes, Scottish clergyman and educator ** With signature •Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC, novelist, playwright, politician connected to the development of the Crown Colony of British Columbia •Père Hyacinthe (Charles Jean Marie Loyson), preacher, theologian •William Robertson Smith, Scottish orientalist, Biblical scholar ** With signature •Henry Drummond, Scottish evangelist, biologist, writer ** With signature Finally, the volume ends with a large albumen photograph captioned "Kennedy" being an elder man who resembles Sergeant Michael Kennedy who was born in Ireland, settled in Australia, and was shot by bushrangers. (The sitter could potentially be his father.) Perhaps most uncommon from the collection: One extremely rare photograph taken circa 1874 of a skilled swimmer and rescue ocean diver who is little-known today, by the name of Paul Boyd, donning an early rubber wetsuit which he had invented for his life-saving service in the Atlantic. He was world-renowned for his aquatic feats, including his crossing the English Channel in twenty-four hours on 28 May 1875. (The manuscript caption erroneously suggests that the image is of Captain Matthew Webb) A photograph of Captain Matthew Webb, in regular street dress, is also present. He was the first recorded person to swim the English Channel without the use of artificial sports aids (such as the wetsuit and gear used by Boyd), doing so on 24 August 1875, three months after Boyd's crossing. Paul Boyton, born in Dublin 29 June 1848, was an aquatic entertainer, a submarine diver, and life-saver at sea. He entered the American Navy in 1864, serving until the close of the Civil War. He then turned to submarine diving for several years, and during the revolution in Sonora, Mexico, served under General Pedro Martinez. From 1867 to 1869 he was connected with the life-saving service on the Atlantic Coast, where he saved seventy-one lives. In 1870-71 he served in the Franco-Prussian War with the Franc-tireurs after which he visited the diamond fields of South Africa. He then re-entered the life-saving service, where he remained until after his famous leap from a vessel off the coast of Ireland in 1874. This feat was accomplished in a rubber suit of his own invention, during a furious gale. After remaining nearly seven hours in the water, traversing a distance of forty miles, he reached the land. His suit was manufactured from the finest vulcanized rubber of the period, and consisted of two parts, much like trousers and coat. Only his face was exposed. Boyton was world renowned for his exploits, such as his crossing of the English Channel in twenty-four hours on 28 May 1875. In October of the same year he paddled on the Rhine, from Basle, Switzerland, to Cologne, Germany, 430 miles. Early in 1876 he made the run from Alton, Illinois, to St. Louis, Missouri, on the Mississippi, and from the Bayou Goula to New Orleans, Louisiana. In May, 1876, he was again in Europe, and made the descent of the Danube from Lintz, Austria, to Budapest, Hungary, 460 miles, in six days. He remained in Europe until November, 1878, navigating the important rivers of the Continent, passed through the canals of Venice, and crossing the Straits of Gibraltar. Among his important American navigations is the voyage from Oil City, Pennsylvania, to the Gulf of Mexico, 2342 miles, made in eighty days. In August 1879, he crossed from Long Branch to Manhattan Beach, and in November made the descent of Connecticut River from Canada to Long Island Sound. During 1880-81 he was commander of the Peruvian Torpedo Service. He was captured by the Chileans, and his execution ordered, but managed to escape to the coast, and was picked up by a vessel heading north. His longest voyage, over 3580 miles, was made from the mouth of Cedar Creek, Montana Territory, starting on September 17th, 1881, to St. Louis, Missouri, reaching there on November 20th. He also travelled through the United States of America giving exhibitions of his feats. Returning to England, for two years he organised entertainment at Earl's Court in London. An account of his adventures was published in 1886, titled, "Roughing it in Rubber."

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        BOURRES DE FUSIL. Souvenirs de chasse. +TONTON TONTAINE TONTON.

      (Codice CP/3434) In 16° (18x12,5 cm) VIII-343 pp. Edizione originale, cfr. Souhart, 403; Thiébaud, 776. Avventure di caccia in tutto il mondo, cacce dei tempi andati. L'A., primo direttore de "La Chasse Illustrée" e autore di molte opere di caccia, narra le avventure vissute durante 9 anni di cacce nel continente americano, e ricorda altri casi famosi di caccia alla selvaggina più varia. Segue, rilegato nello stesso volume: Bertrand Léon, TONTON TONTAINE TONTON. Paris, Dentu, 1864. In 16° XII-290 pp. Prefaz. di A. Dumas. Avventurose memorie di caccia al cinghiale, al cervo, alla lepre a alla minore selvaggina. Graziosa ediz. ill. con varie belle vignette di Martinus. Prima ediz. Cfr. Souhart, 52; Thiébaud, 73. Lievi, sporadiche rossure. Rilegate in unico volume, bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle, nervetti, fregi a secco, filetti e due tasselli e titoli oro. Freschissimo. Due rare prime edizioni. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Pre-historic times, as illustrated by ancient remains, and the manners and customs of modern savages

      London: Williams and Norgate, 1865. Lubbock, John (1834?1913). Pre-historic times, as illustrated by ancient remains, and the manners and customs of modern savages. xxiii, 512pp. Lithographed frontispiece and 3 plates (1 colored), wood-engraved text illustrations. London: Williams and Norgate, 1865. 215 x 138 mm. Half calf gilt, marbled boards ca. 1865, marbled edges, light shelfwear. Fine copy. Armorial bookplate of British politician Thomas Sebastian Bazley (1829-1919). First Edition of Lubbock?s best-known work, which introduced the terms ?Paleolithic? and ?Neolithic? to distinguish between the earlier and later Stone Age periods. A banker by profession (he enacted the British Bank Holidays Act of 1871), Lubbock made his name in scientific circles as an anthropologist and archeologist. He became interested in human prehistory after visiting Boucher de Perthes in April 1860, and in the spring of 1861 he visited Denmark with his friend George Busk, where he learned of the division of early cultures into the ages of stone, bronze, and iron. After delivering a series of lectures at the Royal Institution on ?The Antiquity of Man? in the summer of 1864, Lubbock organized his material into a book that addressed not only the topic of human antiquity but also the larger issues of the lives and cultures of people in the Stone Age. In contrast to some of the other early researchers in these fields who focused on the geology of the prehistoric sites or on the tools found in them, Lubbock studied the artifacts of Stone Age cultures in order to shed light on their function, as part of an overall attempt to reconstruct what life might have been like in the Stone Age. In order to gain further insight into life in prehistoric times he also studied a wide variety of non-western peoples, some of whose lives and cultures appeared to him to provide strong analogues to life during the Stone Age. Pre-Historic Times remained a standard work for over 50 years, with the seventh and final edition appearing just after Lubbock?s death in 1913.

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        Sämmtliche Werke.

      - (Herausgegeben von Emil Kuh). 12 Bde. Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe 1865-1867. Schöne, etwas spätere handgebundene Halblederbde. mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, Rückenvergoldung, Lederecken und Kopfgoldschnitt ( Umschläge der Original-Broschur eingebunden). Erste Gesamtausgabe. - Wilpert/G. 23. - Wütschke 63. - Schönes breitrandiges und unbeschnittenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grönland-Expedition der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin 1891-1893. 2 Bände. Berlin, Kühl 1897. 4°. XIX, 555 S.; X, 571 S., mit 85 Abbildungen im Text, 53 (tlw. farb.) Tafeln u. 10 (farblithogr.) Karten, Hldr. d. Zt.

      - Henze II, 100 - NDB IV, 143 - Arctic Bibliography 5687.- Erste Ausgabe.- Seltenes Werk über die ersten beiden Expeditionen des großen Geographen und Polarforschers Erich Dagobert von Drygalski (* 9. Februar 1865 in Königsberg; ? 10. Januar 1949 in München) nach Westgrönland. "Im Vordergrund stand die Erforschung des äusseren Unterschiedes in der Bewegung des Inlandeises gegen die Bewegung der Gletscher." (Henze). Der 2. Band enth. auch einen Beitrag von E. Vanhöffen über die "Die Fauna und Flora Grönlands: Die Wirbeltiere. Wirbellose Tiere und Planktonpflanzen sowie Grönlands Pflanzenwelt.- Titel mit gelöschtem hs. Besitzvermerk, Rückengelenke bei Bd. unterlegt, insges. schönes Exemplar.# First edition.- Rare work on the first two Greenland expeditions led by the German geographer, geophysicist and polar scientist, Erich Dagobert von Drygalski (February 9, 1865 - January 10, 1949).- With 85 illustrations in the text, 53 (partly colored) plates and 10 (color-lithographed) maps.- Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Paris moderne[.] Grand album représentant les vues et les monuments les plus curieux de Paris et les sites les plus remarquables des environs.Paris, Maison Martinet, [ca. 1865]. Oblong folio (28.5 x 40 cm). With a lithographed title-page including a tinted lithographed view of the Champs Elysées, 58 tinted (sometimes rainbow tinted) and hand-coloured lithographed plates, each with a tissue-guard leaf. Contemporary blind-blocked brown cloth, title in gold on front board, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

      WorldCat (4 sets similar to ours and a 5th with only 25 plates). Rare and striking colour plate book showing lively street views with squares, fountains and a wide variety of public, government and other buildings, as well as monuments, along with interior views of ball rooms, the opera house, the circus, government assemblies, the city hall, galleries, churches and more, the whole evoking the beauty of 19th-century Paris. Nearly all bear Martinet's name as publisher of the individual prints, and his name also appears on the title-page, so he clearly published the series as well, even though the first plate was originally published by Hautecoeur frères.Occasional minor foxing and 2 small marginal tears, but still in good condition, many plates very good. Spine professionally restored. Lovely coloured views of Paris.

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        Le coiffeur Européen. Journal mensuel de l'art du coiffeur.Paris, Loisel, 15 December 1866-15 January 1867. 12 issues bound in 1 volume. Large 4to (31 x 23.5 cm). With 15 hand-coloured lithographed plates, many highlighted with gold and silver, and several wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary textured cloth, title in gold on front cover, gilt edges; rebacked.

      Lipperheide 4699; WorldCat (3 copies). A collection of 12 issues of Le coiffeur Européen , a monthly magazine devoted to fashionable hair-styles, which appeared from 1865 to 1877. Most plates show 5 different hair-styles, with the name and address of their creator, and accompanying text in English, French, and German. Many of the hairdos depicted were created by the publisher, Loisel, and his wife, who owned a fashionable hair salon and a florist's shop in the Fabourg Poissonnière, Paris. The journal further features short articles (many written by Loisel himself) and advertisements. The journal is a rare and interesting record of 19th-century French hair fashion, which often set the style for Europe as a whole.Binding soiled and rebacked, hinges weak. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        OBSERVATIONS IN THE NORTH: EIGHT MONTHS IN PRISON AND ON PAROLE.

      E.W. Ayres, Corner Ninth and Main Streets,, Richmond: 1865 - vii, [1 blank], [9]-142 pp, as issued. Light spotting at upper forecorners. With original printed front wrapper [rubberstamp number]. The book, with wrapper, is bound into later limp cloth with the later front cover detached but present. Else Very Good. Deemed the last Confederate imprint, the 'Observations' was published in March 1865, as the City fell to Union troops. A journalist, Pollard was a passenger on a blockade runner seized by Union forces. Imprisoned at Fort Warren, he was later paroled. Howes P457. Confederate Hundred 68. In Tall Cotton 149. Parrish & Willingham 4994. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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